What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micro Pigmentation

The micropigmentation concept itself is relatively straightforward. Tiny pigment deposits are placed within the upper dermis of the scalp, to replicate the appearance of shaved hair follicles. When combined with thousands more deposits, the result is the appearance of a full head of shaved hair. Instead of looking like you're balding or bald, your new style simply suggests that you have a shaved groomed look by choice.

Following years of bad hair transplants, failed drugs, snake oil lotions and dodgy looking wigs, scalp micropigmentation is a safe non-invasive solution. SMP offers closure for those who are embarrassed or anxious about losing their hair. There will be no more looking in the mirror, waiting for dubious products to start working. If you want guaranteed results that look natural and actually relieve the frustrating effects of hair loss, Scalp Micropigmentation is the choice for you and our award-winning technicians at Assure is here to help you on your journey.

SMP Treatment for Women

For this very reason, as with men, scalp micropigmentation is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for hair loss in female clients. It can make a considerable difference to a woman's life, regarding both general aesthetics and psychological wellbeing.

However, it doesn't come without a serious dose of contemplation and research. It's clear that if you are already suffering from hair thinning, you'll not want to make matters worse by damaging your locks that are already in existence. Additionally, it's crucial to note that the general pattern in which women lose their hair is considerably different to that of their male counterparts.

Hair Transplant Micropigmentation

It's clear and obvious that a hair transplant is going to be a procedure that will be performed by a specialist. However, you may be surprised to learn that sometimes the level of competency is often alarming, particularly when transplants are sought in low cost clinics in countries like Turkey. Older methods of hair restoration tends to be, more commonly, follicular unit transplants, also known as strip harvesting or FUT, which would frequently leave scarring owing to the very nature this invasive surgery.

FUT hair restoration is a process whereby a strip of hair is extracted, often from the rear of the scalp, and thereafter transplanted onto the recipient site. This particular technique can leave linear scars around the donor zones. Yet the length of the particular scar in question, will relate to the skill level of the surgeon that performed the transplant in the first place.

Alternatively, the more modern form of hair transplants, follicular unit extraction, or FUE restoration, will be less likely to leave significant scarring, yet the scars are definitely there and become more visible as further hair is lost. FUE is also an invasive form of surgery whereby one to four groups of hair are extracted from the donor site and then placed in its recipient site. Scars, if visible, will be a selection of small circles around the donor site.

And finally… thankfully, predominately phased out in the '90's – hair plugs. This was typically where patches of scalp were removed from the back and sides of the head, then placed onto the relevant recipient site, such as the front or top of the scalp. Scarring is generally very evident and scalp micropigmentation is a great solution for this type of visual flaw.

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